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Saturday, January 5, 2008

THE PASSIVE, Jan. 5th

Change an active voice sentence to the passive voice, or change a passive voice sentence to the active voice.

The boys threw snowballs at each other.

Last week's question proved to be very difficult; you needed to add a subject to the sentence.
No one was discovered in the burned out building.
For example: (Someone/Firemen/Police) didn't discover anyone in the burned out building. This sentence is an example of why the passive is sometimes useful.

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2 comments:

Bich-Thuy said...

There was a snowball fight by the boys.

Veronica Baig said...

Bich-Thuy: Youneed to put the object--snowballs--first in the sentence, and then put the main verb into the passive.